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Arts Festival 2010 22nd to 31st October


Imagine is a unique celebration of the arts in Waterford City. It provides an opportunity for everyone to experience and participate in a broad range of creative arts. It features live performances and special workshops for people of all ages and interests. The Festival serves as a platform for local talent and showcase for international artists. It strives to commission new work that pushes boundaries and challenges the audience. Imagine is run by a voluntary team and we always welcome new people and new ideas: Nick Bankes (Chair), Aldine Cranley (Finance), Ann Johnson (Administration), Karla Kelly (Production), Ollie Breslin (Artistic Director), Phad Hennessy and Catherine Burgess O’Sullivan (Music), Liz O’Dea (Film), Mark Roper (Literature), Ger Kennedy and Mailo Power (Visual Art), Robert Browne (Theatre and Comedy), Libby Seward (Dance). Crew: Nora Boland (Production Manager), Richard Collins (Technical Assistant), PR: Monica Leech (Outside Thinking) Photography: Ciaran Connelly Video: John Loftus Graphic Design: Gerry Keane Website: Peter O’Neill (353it) Printers: Nolan Print Accountants: O’Neill Foley Accountants Thanks To:

All the Artists and their support people, Local Media – Munster Express, Waterford News and Star, Waterford Today, WLR Fm, BEATfm and City Channel. All the venues, our advertisers whom we would encourage you to support. All the Volunteers. Also Destination Waterford Tourism Committee, David McCoy and the Staff at the House of Waterford Crystal, Johnny Villa, Spraoi, Staff at Waterford Youth Arts, Conor Nolan and staff at City Arts Office, Ben Barnes, Rosie Bent and all the Staff at the Theatre Royal, the staff at the Granary, the staff at Christ Church Cathedral, Ciaran O’Neill and all the staff at the Forum, Dirk Baumann, Presentation Secondary School, Waterford Educate Together N. S., Rev. John Parkin and congregation of St. Patrick’s Church, tutors for creative workshop, Storm Cinema, Frank Ryan and Waterford Film for All. Special thanks to Peter Sheridan, who officially launched the programme and all who helped make Imagine 2010 possible.


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t is with great pleasure that I extend my best wishes to all those who through their commitment and passion have helped bring about this year’s Imagine Arts Festival. With over 80 events planned for this exciting time in Waterford I have no doubt that everyone attending will thoroughly enjoy this year’s festival. Now in its sixth year it is true to say that Imagine is a unique celebration of the arts in Waterford. The very full, varied and ambitious programme of events planned for this year’s festival truly has something for everyone. I am delighted to see that so many art forms -theatre, literature, dance, film, visual art and music are included in the programme. Among the many highlights are screenings of the critically acclaimed films Gainsbourg and The Illusionist; performances by The Phoenix Orchestra and the baritone singer Jack L; a production of Sean O’Casey’s masterpiece “The Plough and the Stars” and also an audience with the world renowned Irish author Joseph O’Connor.

John Mullane by David Hennessy

Undoubtedly the Imagine festival will bring significant benefits to the local economy. Events such as this will drive the promotion of Ireland to both domestic and overseas visitors and will contribute significant economic benefits. Congratulations to all involved.

Ádh mór agus tá súil agam go mbeidh féile na bliana seo an ceann is fearr fós.

Mary Hanafin TD Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport | For

French Film Festival The Illusionist

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Hughie O’Donoghue

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Art Exhibition

The Adventures of Prince Achmed


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T with the M aggies Date: Monday

25th of October Forum Waterford Adm: €25

Doors: 8pm Venue: The

The voices of The Bothy Band, Coolfin, Altan and Clannad, four truly iconic Celtic women, have come together in this remarkable collaboration. On the stage the Maggies bubble with a mixture of instinctive tone, harmony and a generous helping of laughs. Each brings their choice of songs but moulds them into the group with a unique soundscape of voice, piano, fiddle and harp. “…the effervescence of the personalities on stage, and the sense of respect and sisterhood displayed had won me over…the intensity of delivery is uniformly stunning.” (Aengus Ó Maoláin, The Journal of Music) Note: Special double gig price T with the Maggies and The Unthanks at €40. | For

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Bookings at 051 874402 or online at www.imagineartsfestival.com| The Unthanks

‘They are like the morning dew that hasn’t steamed off yet, they are fresh and new and I really don’t think they know how good they are’ – Robert Wyatt

The Unthanks deliver ’.. a sensationally graceful sound that can be epic and subdued, dreamy and specific, as well as supernaturally ancient and defiantly modern’ - Paul Morley, Observer Music Magazine

Mercury Prize nominated, The Unthanks, have seen each of their three albums albums win album of the year awards. Their new extended line-up includes string quartet, brass, percussion, tuned percussion, bass, and piano. Their songs are timeless, unsentimental and quietly subversive tales of loss, fear, booze and brawls. Real folk music in other words! Forging links between folk worlds old, new and other. Note: Special double gig price T with the Maggies and The Unthanks at €40. | For

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23rd October Theatre Ticket Price: €20

Doors Open: 8pm Venue: Forum

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Date: Saturday


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Jape

plus su pport Date: Friday

22nd October Doors: 9pm Venue: The Forum Theatre Admission: €10 With his latest album, Ritual, the Choice Music Prize winner, Jape AKA Richie Egan, is a welcome addition to the Imagine Festival bill. Jape’s special

blend of electronica and rock is respected by critics and loved by music fans in equal measure His music has been covered by The Raconteurs, among others and his single ‘Phil Lynnot’ was almost Ireland’s Christmas number 1 last year! Jape has played Glastonbury and Electric Picnic, and has still managed to record songs for his new, eagerlyawaited album.

GOOD FOOD IN GOOD SPIRIT

Ardkeen Quality Food Store, Dunmore Road, Waterford. Supporting and encouraging small producers Tel: 051 874620 | For | of quality food and products www.ardkeen.com scheduling ticket info go to www.imagineartsfestival.com


Bookings at 051 874402 or online at www.imagineartsfestival.com| Jack L & Band

Jack Lukeman - aka Jack L - is perhaps the most singular talent to have emerged from Ireland in the past decade - The Irish Independent This is a rare opportunity to see the multiaward winning Jack L playing in the beautiful atmospheric and intimate church. Along with a stripped down band, Jack will play for a select group of fans who book early for this gig. This will be an intimate evening where fans will be treated to the best of his back catologue courtesy of his last album The Story So Far –The Essential Collection, which has just gone double platinum! Early booking is advised as tickets are limited to 150!

Noel Hill

Date: Friday

29th of October Doors: 8pm Venue: The Church Patrick St. Ticket Price: €20

This year Imagine is delighted to welcome Noel Hill, who will be accompanied by Brian McGrath (Piano, Banjo) & Aisling Hill (Fiddle, Concertina), Noel Hill is one of those standard-setting voices in Irish music today. Few musicians in any field or in any generation achieve a position where both audiences and experts agree on their preeminence and mastery of an instrument; Noel Hill’s virtuosity has firmly established him as the defining Irish concertina player of our time. ...Noel Hill’s fame preceeds him in the form of Albums and broadcasts that serve as a forum for his talents. --The New York Times

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30th October Doors: 8pm Venue: The Church Patrick St. Adm: €20

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Date: Saturday


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Pub Gigs - All Free Sun. 24th, Jordans, The unique voice of Francie White and guitarist supremo Alan Colfer, 9.30pm

Weds. 27th, McLoughlin’s Bar,

Dylan Bible assembles his new trad ‘supergroup’, Balcán to entertain as only they can. This is a gig

not to be missed! 9.30pm

Tues. 26th, Phil Grimes Bar, ‘A Near-life Experience’ Matt O’Dowd provides Waterford with what he describes as a Near-life Experience at Grimes via 12 ‘Sixties-type’ country-folk songs of his own and 9 poems of Waterford and North Tipperary., 9.30pm

Fri. 29th, Old Ground Bar, After the great Noel Hill concert at The Church, trad music will continue with POB and friends who will play until they get thrown out, 10.30pm Sat. 30th, Jordans Bar,

Cassidy will play the best of Rock, Blues and

Reggae to shake up the quay, 10pm Sun. 31st, Downes Bar,

Brownbread Mixtape music and spoken word 8.30pm

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24th October Church Cathedral Adm: €16 / €12conc.

Ireland’s newest repertoire orchestra in its debut performance,”Phoenix” takes flight with a programme of fiery performances of large-scale masterpieces. Conductor and Musical Director is John Finucane. Be there at the beginning of something special.

City of Waterford Brass Band

Date: Saturday

23rd October Doors: 8pm Church Cathedral Adm: €10

Venue: Christ

Founded in 1932, the band continues to bring the tradition of Brass playing into Waterford people lives. It has in a way been the training ground for some of the finest players in the country and while many | For

Date: Thursday

28th of October Room, City Hall €15 / €5 conc

Time: 8pm Venue: Large Adm:

One of Ireland’s most successful musicians, Dubliner Finghin Collins, performs with the famed Dutch Soprano Lenneke Ruiten. This eclectic and mouth-watering programme includes songs by Mozart, Schubert, Berg, Duparc, Poulenc as well as the contemporary Dutch composer Micha Hamel.

wouldn’t have gone on to the professional ranks, it has given all of its players a sense of their musical creativity. This concert will again be an opportunity to meet old and new friends and hear Brass in such a splendid setting.

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Date: Sunday

Time: 3.30pm Venue: Christ

Waterford Music presents

Finghin Collins & Lennek e Ruitten

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The Phoenix Orchestra


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Brownbread Mixtape Date: Sunday 31st October Doors: 8pm Venue: Downes Pub Adm: FREE

For one night only, Dublin’s premier monthly arts night, the brownbread mixtape is coming to the Imagine Festival in Waterford! Featuring Waterford’s own Kalle Ryan (MC), Enda Roche (Music), singer/songwriter Pearse McGloughlin, EleventyFour (Music). Poets Stephen James Smith and Colm Keegan. Original comedic interludes from our resident Brownbread Players sketch troupe, comprised of Sean McDonagh, Eva Bartley and Gus McDonagh. Also expect plenty more surprises and silliness along the way!

Jinx Lennon

Date: Friday 29 th October Doors: 9pm Venue: Phil Grimes Pub Adm: €10

With the ‘Best lyrics in Ireland’ according to DAMIEN DEMPSEY, Jinx Lennon the antagonist genius of social disorder and scuzzy beat lyricism returns with his latest album NATIONAL CANCER STRATEGY another peep under the rock of this Septic Tiger Island also equipped with uplifting anthems to clear the demons out of the heads of those willing to listen. | For

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Fighting Spiders

Date: Sunday 31st October Doors: 8pm Venue: The Church Patrick Adm: FREE

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Fighting Spiders launch their long awaited debut album “Tarantism” at this year’s Imagine Arts Festival in style and its only fitting that this arachnid creation is born on Halloween Night. In a sublime marriage of electro-pop songs and visuals ranging from the haunted to the maniacal, Fighting Spiders will preview their new live stage show for one night only. “Tarantism” a soundscape of Electro-Pop drawing inspiration from the likes of Daft Punk and Depeche Mode but all, inimitably, Spider. Witness the birth of their creation in what promises to be one of the best parties of the year. Bring your dancing shoes.

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28th of October Church Patrick St. Adm: €10

Time: 8pm Venue: The

Imagine is extremely proud to present a reading by the acclaimed Irish writer Joseph O’Connor, whose last three novels have brought him worldwide acclaim. O’Connor voice has become familiar throughout the country because of his weekly diary on RTE Radio 1. He will be reading from his new novel Ghost Light, which the Guardian described as ‘a major work of modern fiction from an astonishingly accomplished writer.’ This is a chance to hear a writer of the highest stature – you simply cannot afford to miss it.

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spoken word |

Reading

Date: Thursday

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Joseph O’connor


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Wishing Imagine 2010 all the Best


Bookings at 051 874402 or online at www.imagineartsfestival.com| Poet ry Re a ding

Martina Evans is an extremely funny poet, but her work also has a more serious undertone. Bernard O’Donoghue has described her poems as ‘a miracle, for the way they combine total clarity with profundity’. Edward Denniston’s work will be well known to Waterford audiences. This year he will be reading from his new collection of poetry. Edward is a highly entertaining reader, and a very fine poet indeed.

Date: Saturday 30 th October Time: 8pm Venue: Greyfriars Gallery Adm: Free

Myra Schneider has written many collections of poetry. She has a very high reputation. Imagine is delighted to be able to bring her over from London this year. One of the best teachers of Creative Writing, she will be giving a 3-hour Workshop.Participants at the Workshop will be invited to read with her at her own reading. This promises to be a unique and wonderful event. re. Workshops - to book a place email Mark Roper at 2markroper@gmail.com cost €10

T he A dv ent u res Of P rince Achmed 19 2 6 (6 5 m i ns)

Date: Friday 29th October Time: 7pm Venue: Christ Church Cathedral Tickets: €10 adults/ €5 children

The oldest surviving animated feature film, The Adventures of Prince Achmed is based on an Arabian Night adventure. A wicked sorcerer tricks Prince Achmed into riding a magical flying horse which he uses to fly off to many

adventures. The film was made by the German animator Lotte Reiniger. and it features a silhouette animation technique Reiniger and is further enhanced by the wonderful symphonic score of Wolfgang Zeller and is a must see for all the family!

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spoken word | film |

Date: Sunday 24th of October Time: 12. Noon Venue: Greyfriars Gallery Adm: Free

Poet ry R e a ding

My r a Schneider

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M a rtina Eva ns & Edwa rd Denniston


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Date: Sunday

24th of October

Dir: Radu Mihaileanu France 2009 119 mins Cert: 12A Language: French, Russian

In 1980 Brezhnev-era Russia, Andrei Filipov lost his position as conductor of the Bolshoi Orchestra because of his refusal to fire the orchestra’s Jewish musicians. Now, 25 years later, he intercepts a fax requesting the Bolshoi Orchestra’s talents at a concert in Paris. Andrei organizes his rag-tag ensemble of old musician buddies and accepts the Paris invitation under the guise of the current orchestra. Along the

way, he will reunite with a young, beautiful violin virtuoso played by acclaimed actress Mélanie Laurent (Inglorious Basterds) who holds the key to his past and to his future.

All films start: 8pm. Venue: Storm Cinemas Price: €9.50 In association with Waterford Film For All and Access Cinema and with thanks to Storm Cinemas: Buy tickets for all 5 films at special price of €40.00

Gainsbourg

Date: Monday 25th of October Dir: Joann Sfar France 2009 130 mins Cert: 15A Starring: Eric Elmosnino, Lucy Gordon, Laetitia Casta, Doug Jones, Anna Mouglalis and Mylene Jampanoi Language: French Best-selling comic book artist Joann Sfar delivers a fascinating biography of famed French singer Serge Gainsbourg. It follows his rise to fame and his proclivity to drinking and women—including his affair with Brigitte Bardot and marriage to Jane Birkin. Sfar envelopes Gainsbourg’s story with a | For

unique and surrealistic style to prortray the incredible life of a man that gave the world songs such as “Bonnie and Clyde” and the scandalous “Je t’aime… moi non plus.

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Bookings at 051 874402 or online at www.imagineartsfestival.com| White M aterial Date: Tuesday

In the latest film by Claire Denis, Isabelle Huppert plays the French owner of a coffee plantation in an African country that is falling further apart in the civil war. Despite the danger of an approaching rebel army, she stubbornly

The Illusionist

Date: Wednesday 27th of October

Dir: Sylvain Chomet UK, France 2010 79 mins Cert: 12A Featuring voices of: Jean-Claude Donda, Eilidh Rankin, Jean-Claude Donda Language: French

Leaving

Date: Thursday 28th of October

Dir: Catherine Corsini France 2009 90 mins Cert: 16 Starring: Kristin Scott Thomas, Sergi López, Yvan Attal Language: French When an unhappy housewife tries leaving her husband for another man, she runs into even unhappier times in this brooding tale of explosive amour fou. Although a cliffhanger prologue lets us know where things are headed, it remains | For

Sylvain Chomet’s second feature film is a winner on every level. Our weary hero is an over-thehill magician, complete with less-than-friendly white rabbit; their adventures are based upon an unrealised script by Jacques Tati, the action of which Chomet transposed to Scotland after he moved there in 2004. Rich with visual jokes, seductive 1950s period detail and breathtaking views of city and wilderness alike, this is the work of a master in his field – and one of the most gorgeous evocations of Scotland in cinema history. - Edinburgh Film Festival 2010 fascinating to see how Suzanne’s combination of naiveté, stubbornness and willpower pushes things toward the anticipated conclusion.

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tries to keep the plantation running. It’s the story of a woman who thinks that she is where she belongs, while many Africans regard her as an outsider, an unwanted reminder of European colonialism.

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26th of October Dir: Claire Denis France 2009 102 mins Cert: 15A Starring: Isabelle Huppert, Isaach De Bankolé, Christophe Lambert, Nicolas Duvauchelle and William Nadylam Language: French


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event guide |

F r i . 2 2 nd O c t .

S unday 24th

Jimeoin

Storm Cinema 8pm. Adm. €9.50

New Comedy plays by Dean Sullivan, Brian Coady and Caz Butler Kelly.

Spoken Word

Visual Art Take 5 Exhibition

Children

Comedy

Visual Art Launch of Salt Water

Hughie O’Donoghue Exhibition

Greyfriars Gallery 7.00pm

Music

Jape plus Support Forum Theatre Doors 9pm. Adm. €10.

Theatre

The Beauty Queen of Leenane

Theatre Royal 8pm. Adm. €10 to €20 S a t . 2 3 rd O c t .

Theatre

Revolution Comedy Club 9pm. Adm. €15

Reading by Martina Evans & Edward Denniston Greyfriars Gallery 12. Noon Adm. FREE

Film

Opening of French Film week

The Concert

Storm Cinema 8pm. Adm. €9.50

Music

The Phoenix Orchestra

The Beauty Queen of Leenane

Christ Church Cathedral 3.30pm. Adm. €16 and €12conc.

An Evening with Peter Sherdian

Pub Gigs Francie White & Alan Colfer Jordans Bar 9.30pm. Adm. Free

Theatre Royal 8pm. Adm. €10 to €20

The Granary Theatre 8pm. Adm. €15

Music

The Unthanks

Forum Theatre Doors Open 8pm. Adm. €20 (special price for T with the Maggies - two gigs €40) Waterford City Brass Band Christ Church Cathedral 8pm. Adm. €8

Visual Art

M on. 25 th Oct.

Music

T with the Maggies Forum Theatre 8pm. Adm. €25.00 (special price for The Unthanks and T with the Maggies two gigs €40)

Children

Aimed at children 3 to 8 years

Artist Talk by

Hughie O’Donoghue Greyfriars Gallery 12noon Adm. Free.

Film

Gainsbourg

The Granary Theatre 8pm. Adm. €10

Athenaeum House Hotel Story Telling Caravan 7.30pm. Adm. Free with Melissa Baker Cathedral Square Theatre 2pm / 3pm / 4pm / 5pm. Adm. €5.

The Beauty Queen of Leenane Theatre Royal 8pm. Adm. €10 to €20

New Comedy plays by Dean Sullivan, Brian Coady & Caz Butler Kelly. The Granary Theatre 8pm. Adm. €10

Tues. 26 th Oct.

Theatre

The Plough & The Stars Garter Lane Theatre 8pm. Adm. €15 / €12 conc

Diversions 3 Venue: TBC 8pm. Adm. €10

The Beauty Queen of Leenane Theatre Royal 8pm. Adm. €10 to €20

Film

White Material

Storm Cinema 8pm. Adm. €9.50

Music

Pub Gigs

Matt O’Dowd

Phil Grimes Bar (upstairs) 9.30pm. Adm. Free Wed. 27 th Oct.

Theatre

The Plough & The Stars Garter Lane Theatre 8pm. Adm. €15 / €12 conc

Diversions 3 Venue: TBC 8pm. Adm. €10

The Beauty Queen of Leenane Theatre Royal 8pm. Adm. €10 to €20

Something Blue… Granary Theatre 8pm Adm. €10

Monsters & Things Granary Theatre 2pm & 4pm. Adm. €5

All events through Imagine apart from Garter Lane events tel. 051-855038 Christ Church 051- 858958 / Water ford Youth Ar ts 051- 879377


Storm Cinema 8pm. Adm. €9.50

Garter Lane Theatre 8pm. Adm. €15 / €12 conc

Granary Theatre 8pm. Adm. €10

Diversions 3

Music

Children The Magic Cube

Granary Theatre 2 & 4 pm each day (55 min show) for all the family, Adm €10

Music

Trad with ‘Balcán’ Pub Gig: McLoughlin’s Pub 9.30pm. Adm. Free

T h u r s . 2 8 th O c t

Children The Magic Cube

Granary Theatre 2 & 4 pm each day (55 min show) for all the family, Adm €10

Spoken Word

Never Disrupting the The Plough & The Stars Dust by Anna Jordan

Venue: TBC 8pm. Adm. €10 Book via WYA 879377

The Beauty Queen of Leenane Theatre Royal 8pm. Adm. €10 to €20

Something Blue… Granary Theatre 8pm. Adm. €10

Film

Leaving

Storm Cinema 8pm. Adm. €9.50 F ri. 29 th Oct.

Film / Children

Joseph O’Connor

The Adventures of Prince Achmed

Music

Dance

The Church, Patrick St. 8pm. Adm. €10

Classical Concert with Finghin Collins and Lenneke Ruitten

Christ Church Cathedral 7pm. Adm. €10 / €5 children Eat, sleep, breathe…dance! The foyer of Waterford Regional Hospital

Noel Hill with Brian McGrath & Aisling Hill The Church, Patrick St Doors 8pm. Adm. €20. Pub Gigs

Trad with POB & Friends The Old Ground Pub, The Glen 10.30pm. Adm. Free

Jinx Lennon Phil Grimes Pub. 9pm. Adm. €10 Sat. 30

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Oct.

Theatre

The Plough & The Stars Garter Lane Theatre 8pm. Adm. €15 / €12 conc

The Beauty Queen of Leenane

Theatre Royal 8pm. Adm. €10 to €20

Never Disrupting the Dust by Anna Jordan

Large Room, City Hall 8pm. Adm. €15 /€5 conc

1pm – 2pm. Free Event

Speakeasy Sessions

Theatre

Music

The Plough & The Stars

Jack L. & Band

Garter Lane Theatre 8pm. Adm. €15 / €12 conc

The Church, Patrick St. Doors Open 8pm. Adm. €20.

The Beauty Queen of Leenane

Pub Gigs Cassidy

Dance / Children SEE SAW

Garter Lane Dance Studio 11.30am & 2pm

Theatre Royal 8pm. Adm. €10 to €20

Jordan’s Bar

10pm. Adm Free

Kevin Bridges

The Laughter Lounge, The Forum Adm. €20 and €15 conc. 9pm

Spoken Word

Myra Schneider

Writing Workshop Athenaeum House Hotel 2pm start. Adm. €15. Book via email 2markroper@gmail.com

Myra Schneider Reading Greyfriars 8pm.Adm. FREE

Dance

Granary Theatre 8pm Adm. €10

Murphy’s Bar Doors Open 8pm. Adm. €3

Comedy

BLOCK PARTY! Presentation Secondary School Sports Hall, . 4.00 pm Ticket price: €10

Dance Workshop

For 12 years to adults Presentation Secondary School Sports Hall, . 5 - 6pm Dance Workshop Cost: €10 (combined ticket: Performance and Workshop €15) Sun. 31 st Oct.

Music

Pub Gigs

Brownbread Mixtape Downes Pub 8pm. Adm. FREE

Fighting Spiders

Launch of new Album The Church, Patrick St. Doors 8pm. Adm. FREE

All events through Imagine apart from Garter Lane events tel. 051-855038 Christ Church 051- 858958 / Water ford Youth Ar ts 051- 879377

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Theatre

The Illusionist

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Film


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“Hilarious… It gets no better than this… He’s not trying to preach to you, he won’t change your life but he will make you laugh a lot… brilliant!” - Time Out

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comedy |

J I M EOI N

SOM ET H I NG SM EL LS F U N N Y Date: Sunday 24th October Doors: 9pm Venue: Revolution Comedy Club Adm: €15

Stunning show of worldclass stand-up as Jimeoin, Internationally hailed as one of comedy’s masters, brings his long awaited Irish tour to Imagine.

Harlequin Cafe

& Wine Bar

No Gimmicks, purely and, purely and simply about having a laugh. As seen on BBC1’s Michael McIntyre’s Roadshow. “Comedy so deceptively bright it almost blinds you… He is not so much stand-up comedian, more stand-up David Attenborough… Inspired!” - London Evening Standard

Fantastic 2 Night Granville Breaks

Autumn Specials Midweek €99.00pps 2 nights bed and full Irish breakfast & 1 evening meal Any weekend €109.00pps 2 nights bed and full Irish breakfast & 1 evening meal New Years Eve 2 nights bed and full Irish breakfast and the Gala ball on New Years Eve @ €179.00pps Avail of a 3rd night stay with any of our offers above for only €25.00pps bed and full Irish breakfast. Subject to availability terms & conditions apply

Please call reservations on 051 305555

37 Stephen St., Waterford Or email stay@granville-hotel.ie Tel: 051 877552 Granville Hotel Waterford Quay www.harlequin-cafe.com Meagher Waterford

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Kevin Bridges

Date: Saturday

30th October Time: 9pm Venue: Laughter Lounge, The Forum Adm: €20 / €15 conc.

Star of BBC 1’s ‘Live at the Apollo’ & ‘Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow’ “Scotland’s Young comedy prodigy” – Guardian With an Edinburgh Fringe Festival sell out run and an Edinburgh Comedy Award nomination for Best Newcomer under his belt, plus star appearances on Live at the Apollo (BBC 1), Have I Got News For You (BBC 1) and Channel 4’s Comedy Gala at the 02, 2010 is fast becoming Kevin’s year. Kevin’s delightfully well observed show reveals his inner-most thoughts on a variety of topics from his homeland of Scotland to the world beyond. His unique brand of social commentary, astute observations and sharp one-liners arguably make him the hottest act to come out of Scotland in the last ten years.

“Will have you snorting with laughter long after leaving the venue” - The Scotsman

16 Arundle Lane, Prop. Johann Crowe Waterford City Opening Times: Tel. No: 051 890364

16 Arundle Lane, Waterford, Tel. No.: 051 870364

| Tues. - 9 - 5.30 | Weds.Crowe 9 - 5.30 | Prop. Johann | Thurs. 9 - 7.00 | Fri. 9 - 7.00 | Sat. 9 - 5.00|


children

children

Could you offer a caring home to a child?

Oak Lodge Fostering Services is a non-statutory agency providing care to children and young people. We are seeking to recruit Foster Carers For more information and an informal discussion, please contact us on 051 649 163

We are looking for people who; • have experience of caring for children • have the time, patience and commitment to care for a child • are able to meet the needs and challenges of foster caring • want to make a difference to a child’s life • can work as part of a team and are interested to learn from others Successful applicants will; • be part of the caring team • be paid an allowance per child • receive therapeutic intervention and support • have access to training • have 24 hour support with the fostering task

Giving young people opportunities others take for granted.


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Described by The Wall Street Journal as “the cleverest, most cunningly constructed, most assured play in years” The Beauty Queen of Leenane is a darkly comic thriller which portrays the ancient manipulative Mag and her virginal daughter, Maureen locked in a dance of mutual loathing which may be more durable than any love. Ben Barnes, whose production of this play won several major awards in North Americ, teams up with the internationally renowned designer, Todd Rosenthal (Tony and Olivier Awards for August Osage County) in his first Irish production of this award winning play. The cast Gillian Hanna Jenni Ledwell Michael Power Conor MacNeill Brutal and heartrending… as fresh as it is harrowing – Variety Brilliant, dark and very funny - Daily News Stunning - New York Times | For

The Plough and the Stars

Date: Tues 26th to Sat 30 th October Doors: 8pm Venue: Garter Lane Theatre Adm: €15 / €12 conc

Waterford Dramatic Society proudly celebrates its seventy-fifth birthday this year. The Society has an unbroken tradition of staging drama in Waterford City in each and every year since its first production in the 1930s. To celebrate this important birthday the Society is staging this classic of the Irish canon by Sean O’Casey. Set in a Dublin tenement in 1916 this play and its cast of marvellous characters combines tragedy and comedy, joy and sorrow, laughter and tears. Featuring a strong local cast directed by the distinguished and talented Anne Meketarian, this promises to be an unforgettable night’s theatre.

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Date: Friday 22 nd to Saturday 30 th October Doors: 8pm Venue: Theatre Royal Adm: €10 - €20

WAT ER F OR D DR A M AT IC SOC I ET Y SEVENTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY PRODUCTION

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The Beaut y Queen of Leenane


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Peter Sherdian Date: Saturday

23rd October Granary Theatre Admission: €15

Doors: 8pm Venue: The

A 90-minute one-man show from writer and director Peter Sheridan, who conjures up the voices and accents of his 1960’s childhood. This is a coming of age story peopled with deliciously eccentric characters and surreally bizarre incidents.

‘Peter Sheridan writes at the crossroads where hilarity and heartbreak, tenderness and savagery meet. The people who live there are often cruel, often magnificent, and always,always human. He captures them perfectly.’ - Roddy Doyle

Supporting the Imagine Children’s Programme

Best wishes for 2010 Contact: Mr. Joe Gough (Youth Development officer) Waterford Youth Committee Ozanam Street Waterford. T: 051874911 | For scheduling and ticket info go to www.wyc.ie

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Something Blu e... Date: Weds.

27th and Thurs. 28th Oct. Doors: 8pm Venue: GranaryTheatre Adm: €10 “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.” Step in on a day that was supposed to be the happiest day on Earth for someone but ended up being a day she would rather forget. Wat erford Youth Art s present s

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Stagemad present s

(7 short pl ays set in a school) Date: Tues 26th, Weds 27th & Thurs 28th Oct. Doors: 8pm Venue: TBC Adm: €10

Nev er Disrup ting the Dust Date: Fri. 29 th and sat. 30 th Oct. Doors: 8pm Venue: GranaryTheatre Adm: €10

Anna Jordan’s new play directed by Peter McKenzie Brown “They say there is madness in love. Who once said that time heals all ills? And who was it believed that a man mad was a man lost? Is it better to be lost and happy than to be of sound mind and miserable? But how much madness is ok?”

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Following their hit shows for the last two years set on a bus and a courthouse, this year they opt for a school. Follow the action through classrooms, staffrooms, and locker-rooms to find out what stories are created by Waterford writers remembering their ‘happy’ school days.

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Waterford Ways Productions presents My Brother from Another Mother by Dean Sullivan and Brian Coady which explores the relationship between two brothers shortly after their fathers death. Followed by Caz Butler Kelly’s latest offering, Behind Our Four Walls, which explores the joys and pitfalls of a flatshare!

Push Pull Productions presents

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Date: Mon. 25th and Tues. 26th. Oct. Doors: 8pm Venue: GranaryTheatre Adm: €10


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The Storyelling Caravan w ith M elissa Ba k er

Date: Tuesday 26th October Time: 2pm / 3pm / 4pm / 5pm (story lasts Venue:

approx 40 minutes) Cathedral Square Adm: €5

For children under ten years.

Twisted yarns and tall tales! she brings her own wide travels like twigs to the fire, igniting her stories with tales from far parts of the globe. | For

T H E M AGIC CU BE

Date: Weds. 27th and Thurs. 28th Oct. Time: 2pm and 4pm each day (55min show) Venue: Granary Theatre Adm: €10

For all the family

Two clowns, ‘One’ and ‘The Other’, discover a strange world made only of cubes: big cubes and small cubes, red cubes and blue cubes. Two very different views of the world collide to create a wonderful clowning performance with horses,motorbikes, trains, castles, battles, love, laughs and even some tears. Want to see something that everyone will enjoy? Bring the family, bring your friends, bring your Granny - you’re sure to have a great time

Children and adults love the thrill of climbing into the old fashionedThcaravan, the perfect e setting for a magical moment. ing stories told Storinspired ytellThe are mostly all original, but by images, ravanaround the world. mythology and culturesCafrom The storyteller responds to the requests of listeners and involves them in the stories at critical moments.

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Once again Pignut return to Imagine to present a new show for young children under 8 years – Monsters and Things. Poddi and Jacko want to win Xfactor. They have been practising their song all week and they can’t wait. But now Poddi has a head cold. Will this stop them winning the Xfactor? What can they do? Does Jacko have the answer? Who is the mysterious Wizard? Will a small magic book be a help or a hindrance? Join Poddi and Jacko on their magical adventure.

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by P ign u t T he at r e Date: Bank Holiday Mon. 25th October Time: 2pm and 4pm Venue: The GranaryTheatre Adm: €5 Aimed at children 3 – 8years. Squeals of laughter emanating from the stage leave us in no doubt but that the children totally get the sparkling wit in the narrative. – The Examiner


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Spook fest

Scare yourself silly during the midterm break with events running through the week. From Mask Treasure Hunts to Spooky parades all organised by the local city centre retailers who are also putting together a Haunted Window Display theme through the week. Should be loads of fun - check the imagine website for all the details www.imagineartsfestival.com or see local press.

Childrens Art Workshops All workshops are in Educate Together School, Tycor (Yellow Road side of old Jute factory).

Create a Masterpiece in Clay With Berna Lawton

Date:Tuesday

26th October Time: 11am – 1pm

Suitable for ages 7-12

Working with willow and other pliable Willow Weav ing With Cathy Hayden materials, create a lasting piece of art to take home and decorate your room Date:Tuesday 26 October, with. Suitable for ages 10 + Time: 2 – 4pm

Dr aw n to You With Ger Kennedy

Date:Wednesday 27 Time: 11am – 1pm

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Digita l P hotogr a ph y With Ciaran Conneely

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Suitable for ages 7 – 99 Do you like drawing on the wall of your bedroom? Then come along to this fun and quirky workshop, suitable for both adults and children. At the sound of a bell, we will all start drawing on big sheets of paper. Then we’ll swop places. Who knows what the picture will end up like?

Suitable for ages 7 -12 This workshop is a fun introduction to making and printing your own photographs. If you have a digital camera, bring it along.

Batik

With Ger Kennedy Date:Wednesday Time: 2 – 4pm

Date:Thursday 28th October Time: 11am – 1pm

Earth Mandalas With Karla Kelly

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Date:Thursday 28th Oct Time: 2-4pm

Suitable for ages 8 – 15 Using wax, cloth and colourful dyes, children will design and create a magical piece of artwork.

Suitable for ages 7+ Create your own visionary mandala at this exciting and different workshop

Note: To Book workshops call to Imagine Info. Desk directions via Web www.imagineartsfestival.com or tel. 087-1411442

All workshops €7

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Cio t óg pr e sen ts

Date: Thursday 28th October Time: 11.30am & 2pm Venue: Dance Studio Garter Lane Gallery, Tickets: €5 Call 051-855038

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“A festival experience to treasure”

-Dance Europe See-Saw, gently rocking the balance between looking and being looked at. A dance show with live sounds for and with families with young children... This nationwide tour of See Saw is funded by the Arts Council /An Chomhairle Ealaíon”

Animated State Dance Theatre Company presents

Eat, sleep,th breathe…dance! Date: Friday 29 October Time: 1pm – 2pm Venue: The Foyer of Waterford Regional Hospital Adm: Free Event

Stop and reflect: ‘What does dance mean to you? Share your thoughts with the dancers who w il l i nt er pret you r responses. A live interaction creating a unique atmosphere of collaboration and communication between all participants: public, dancers and sound artist.

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Da nce T he at r e of I rel a nd pr esen ts

BLOCK PA RT Y!

Date: Saturday 30 th Oct. Time: 4pm Venue: Presentation Secondary

ITALIAN RESTAURANT PIZZERIA

School Sports Hall, Cannon Street. Adm: €10

With dazzling dancers, explosive percussion and Giant toy-blocks, this spectacle by Dance Theatre of Ireland, is full of zest, colour and imagination for the whole family. Merging the world of dance, music and architecture, Choreographers Robert Connor & Loretta Yurick team up with the multi-faceted percussionist, Brian Flemming (and friends), to create a performance that is riveting.

Late Opening @ Weekends Available for Christmas Parties & Group Bookings 051 844554 - 085 844566 124 The Quay - WATERFORD (IRELAND)

Jordan’s Bar The Quay

Da nce Workshop

L ed by m embers of Dan ce T h eatre of Irelan d Date: Saturday 30 th Oct. Time: 5 to 6pm Venue: Presentation

Secondary School Sports Hall, Cannon Street. Adm: €10 Suitable for 12 years + including Adults

(combined ticket: Performance & Workshop €15)

Experience DTI’s popular approach to contemporary dance. Learn dynamic, popular routines and train in techniques | For scheduling to increase your dancing ability. and ticket info go to www.imagineartsfestival.com |


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Salt Water: Hughie O’Donoghue recent painting 22nd- 31st Oct

Official launch 22 Oct 7pm

Venue: Greyfriars

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Gallery opening hours: 11am – 5pm Tues - Sat Artist’s Talk: Hughie O’Donoghue will

give a talk about his recent work with particular reference to the paintings featured in Salt Water, on 23 Oct at 12 noon in Greyfriars Gallery

‘No-one today describes Irish themes with more profundity using a paintbrush’ - Oliver Sears Hughie O’Donoghue is an artist based in the West of Ireland with an international reputation having exhibited his work widely in museums around the world. Following his recent acclaimed solo exhibition at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Waterford Imagine Festival is delighted to show Salt Water an exhibition of recent paintings and oil sketches none of which have been exhibited in Ireland before. The theme of the sea has been | For

an ongoing preoccupation of the artist over the years and is referenced in all of these works. The upstairs gallery shows the monumental figure painting Cumae where a ship is visible on a distant horizon and other large scale oils on canvas. Contrasting with this in the lower gallery is a more intimate group of studies of the sea itself .

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Mailo Power, Katherine O Connell, Jody Briggs, Bob Campbell & Ger Kennedy

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Wout Muller, Clary Mastenbroek and Tamara Muller.

Date: 22 – 31 October Official Launch 25 Oct 7.30pm Venue:Athenaeum

Fa irbrook Collect ion.

House Hotel

Date: 15 – 28 October Official launch 15 Oct 5.30pm Venue: Granary Gallery

Gallery opening hours: 10am – 5pm Mon – Sat 11am – 5pm Sunday

David Hennessy

Face to Face Col l ect ion of R ecen t Wor k s

Date: 22 nd – 31st October Venue: Tower Hotel

E m i ly Robyn A rcher

Ciaran Conneely

The Post Room Project

Oh You P ret t y T hings.

Date: 22 Oct – 17 Nov Opening 21 Oct WRH

Artists talk Friday 22 Oct 1.15pm in WHAT Centre for Arts & Health

Date: 22 – 31 Oct Venue: Bodega

John Cullinan

Essent i a ls Only: John Conway

Wings:

collection of recent work s. Date: 22nd – 31st Oct Venue: Brunch Café

Paintings of the Irish Air Corps

Denis Power

Date: 18 Oct – 30 Oct (no official opening) Venue: Index Gallery

Date: 22 nd Oct – 6th Nov Venue: Garter Lane Theatre Gallery

Gallery opening hours: 10am – 5.30pm Mon – Sat. late opening Wed & Fri till 8pm | For

On the Edge of Sundown Gallery opening hours: 11am – 5.30pm Tues - Sat

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AU TOBIGR A PH ICA L A RT COLLECT ION

Face to Face

David Hennessy His portraits are big, bold and dramatic. Drawing in Charcoal on canvas and paper.

T he Post Room P roj ect

exhibition features ‘moving drawing’ animations by the WHAT artist in residence, Emily Robyn Archer.

Essenti a ls Only,

John Cullinan is known as a colourist, using intense colours to highlight and to dramatise his paintings.

Oh You P ret t y T hings,

features the beautiful photography work of Ciaran Conneely | For

David Dunne anus mundi

is an exhibition of film / installation, sculpture, collage and photography centred around the notorious Auschwitz concentration camp.

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This year WIT celebrates it’s fortieth anniversary and to mark the occasion they present a unique collection consisting of works by past and present staff , and by graduates of Waterford Art School, and other e m i n e nt S o ut h East artists.

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Denis power works through the media of collage and paint to create artworks inspired by places, events, stories and popular culture


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1 Athenaeum House Hotel 2 Bodega Restaurant & Wine Bar 3 Brunch Restaurant 4 Central Library 5 Downes Bar 6 Educate Together National School 7 Revolutions Bar 8 The Forum 9 Garter Lane Theatre 10 Garter Lane Gallery 11 WIT Main Campus 12 The Granary Theatre 13 Greyfriars Gallery 14 Jordans Bar 15 The Church, Patrick’s Street 16 Storm Cinemas 17 Theatre Royal 18 Phil Grimes Bar 19 Old Ground Bar 20 Presentation Secondary School 21 Christ Church Cathedral 22 Tower Hotel 23 McLoughlins Bar 24 Waterford Regional Hospital


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Media Partners

children A Cranley Dooleys Hotel Jordans Bar Tower Hotel Group Ken McCormick Musgraves Cash & Carry O’Neill Foley Accountants Poetry Ireland Outside Thinking Ulster Bank

Waterford College of Further Education Waterford City Enterprise Board Waterford Film For All Waterford Rotary Athaneum House Hotel Ramada Viking Hotel Granville Hotel Waterford Institute of Technology Portree Guesthouse


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